Last modified on 13 March 2015, at 20:52

coquille

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French coquille. See also cockle.

NounEdit

coquille (plural coquilles)

  1. A dish (meal), especially a seafood dish, served in an actual scallop shell or a dish (container) shaped like a shell.
  2. A scallop shell or a dish (container) shaped like a such shell, especially when used to serve the aforementioned food.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a combination of Vulgar Latin *conchilia (from Latin conchylium) with coccum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coquille f (plural coquilles)

  1. shell
  2. (shell-shaped) dish; scallop
  3. typo, misprint
  4. (sports) box (worn for protection)
  5. (medicine) spinal bed

Related termsEdit

External linksEdit


Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

coquille f (oblique plural coquilles, nominative singular coquille, nominative plural coquilles)

  1. shell (hard protective outer layer of some animals)

DescendantsEdit